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“Fabulous food !”
Review of De Godevaart

De Godevaart
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Ranked #28 of 1,609 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$67 - US$104
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 February 2012

The Godevaart is one of our favourite restaurants managed by a young, creative chef with a very nice wife . The food is delicious, with a "molecular" touch, a good balance of tastes. No culinary snobism as in some renowned restaurants but a down-to-earth kitchen...
The choice of wines is sometimes special but always well matched with the plates. It is possible to have assorted wines by half glasses !

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Thank ethdh
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

We were a bit hesitant with this restaurant since we've not always been impressed with 'molecular' cooking. However, we were glad we endured the cold weather the evening we'd booked (we took tram 10/11 which stops just round the corner, two minutes walk away) since we thoroughly enjoyed our experience; for the first time in longer than I can remember the food brought a genuine smile to my face as I tried to fathom the ingredients or how to recreate the textures and how the chef managed played with appearances, textures and tastes... Quite inspiring!

I had the five course surprise menu with accompanying wine arrangement; the wine selection was equally inspired! I really liked the gin selection too, the first time I've tasted Monkey 47.

An appreciated touch was a visit from the chef prior to us ordering to advise our selection and get a feel for our food preferences.

Not just a meal but a culinary experience that I'd certainly recommend, although ironically I'm not sure that we'll return soon as I'd be afraid that it would taint the memory of our first encounter?

It's not cheap, but for the quality it's certainly not expensive and if you want a memorable culinary experience then well worth making an evening of a visit here!

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Reviewed 29 January 2012

After reading all the positive reviews had high expectations. But found average food for exaggerated prices an d very mediocre service. Felt as though they were doing us a favour by serving us.

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2  Thank RLKE
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

De Godevaert always just misses that Michelin star. Go there before they will finally get one. Or two. The menus are masterpieces of deconstruction - the chef will break down every classical dish into the essence of its tastes and recombine it in a way that you never thought was possible. Very honest in food and quality.

Thank calmbruno
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Godevaart neemt zich tikje te au sérieux en gaat spijtig genoeg niet mee in de hedendaagse tensens om gastronomie minder "serieus" te maken. Sommige plats munten uit door eenvoud en sterke smaken en dit zijn de beste momenten. Andere gaan nog altijd gebukt onder het gekunstelde verleden van het restaurant, met veel aandacht voor vorm en textuur. Dat is wat spijtig, zeker aangezien de Godevaart niet goedkoop is. Een halve aanrader dus.

3  Thank OliviervdbAntwerpen
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